Monthly Archives: February 2013

On the Nobody Somebody Has Inside: A Post About Bullying For Pink Shirt Day

By all accounts the famous children’s author, C.S. Lewis, was bullied badly in the English private school that he was subjected to as a child. His first school, Wynyard, had a bully as a headmaster. Robert Capron–nicknamed “Oldie” by the … Continue reading

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My Secret Hierarchy of Writing

             I have, I must admit, a sort of strange, secret hierarchy of writing. I don’t mean to. I believe the essence of good writing is not popularity or an elusive sense of the high brow. If I can put … Continue reading

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But I am reading…

Alas, I have not been writing. I am in the midst of an incredibly heavy marking season, facing dozens–hundreds, actually–of assignments on this two-dimensional backlit screen. The thought of carving out mental space to pour my heart out onto this … Continue reading

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A Review of the Hobbit by Nicolas, Age 8

My dad and I just finished reading The Hobbit and since he didn’t let me watch the movie I decided to write a blog. This book is about a hobbit named Bilbo who comes from a family who hates adventures. … Continue reading

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Teaching Screwtape for a New Generation: My Conference Talk

Anyone who follows A Pilgrim in Narnia knows of my interest in The Screwtape Letters. I have written reviews, asked questions about influences, looked at Screwtape copycats–including the first by mystery writer, Dorothy Sayers–thought about Screwtape`s anti-spirituality in popular culture, … Continue reading

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